Methylene-, isopropylidene-, and methoxymethylene-protected glyceryl units have been linked to cyclic and high polymeric phosphazenes. The structures and physical properties of these protected glyceryl-substituted phosphazenes were investigated by 31P NMR, NMR, and IR spectroscopy and thermal analysis. Hydrolytic deprotection reactions in acidic media yielded the water-soluble cyclic trimeric and high polymeric glycerylphosphazenes. Cross-linking of the protected high polymers was accomplished by 7 irradiation. The deprotected polymer cross-linked in the presence of adipoyl chloride or hexamethylene diisocyanate to yield systems that absorbed water to form hydrogels. Slow hydrolysis of poly(diglycerophosphazene) occurred in neutral aqueous media at 37 °C to yield glycerol, phosphoric acid, and ammonia.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry
- Polymers and Plastics
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Materials Chemistry